Eating Out in Restaurants - Gluten Free Diet
Always phone the
restaurant before you visit and ask
to speak to the head chef or better
still the manager. You will need to
explain your situation to them and
communicate the importance of having
a Gluten Free experience.
You may need to highlight to them the foods that contain
Gluten and also list the foods you like that you
know are Gluten Free. If you are a UK or other EU citizen, you can also inform
the restaurant that any food or beverages they buy in will have the correct
Gluten ingredients listed on the label, so they can look out for any to make
If a restaurant doesnít have a Gluten Free dish you like or
even doesnít have any Gluten Free dishes at all, donít be afraid to ask the chef
to make you something off the menu. If you donít ask you will never know, most
reputable restaurants should be happy to accommodate your needs.
Even when a meal is prepared for you, be weary of anything
that may have been overlooked, for example most sauces and gravy will contain
Gluten, so try avoid having any of these.
Finally if you are uncertain about the competence and customer
care offered by the restaurant then simply donít go thereÖchoose one you are
comfortable with trusting.